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Wed May 4, 2016, 08:35 AM

 

So, my six year old daughter in kindergarten was chatting with me yesterday

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We were driving to get her some new sunglasses for sun-glass day at school. She is learning more about government and how it works. Like, the President is over all 50 states not just Texas . So, she has been seeing a little bit of the news, knows there is an election going on and asked who I was voting for. (After asking if I was ever going to run for President.) I told her probably Hillary Clinton when it comes down to it. She then said all of the Presidents have always been boys, it would be nice for a girl to be President. They should give her a chance...

I said, yep sweetie, a girl can do and be anything a boy can... (at this time she still wants to be a vet by day and a dance teacher at night)

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Reply So, my six year old daughter in kindergarten was chatting with me yesterday (Original post)
snooper2 May 2016 OP
CurtEastPoint May 2016 #1
snooper2 May 2016 #8
CurtEastPoint May 2016 #9
hamsterjill May 2016 #14
malaise May 2016 #2
Wounded Bear May 2016 #4
malaise May 2016 #18
Wounded Bear May 2016 #26
LisaM May 2016 #3
NCTraveler May 2016 #5
TlalocW May 2016 #6
Nye Bevan May 2016 #7
AlbertCat May 2016 #17
stonecutter357 May 2016 #10
Pacifist Patriot May 2016 #11
LibDemAlways May 2016 #12
sarge43 May 2016 #13
AlbertCat May 2016 #15
Bucky May 2016 #16
AlbertCat May 2016 #19
Bucky May 2016 #21
zalinda May 2016 #22
Fresh_Start May 2016 #20
cemaphonic May 2016 #23
auntpurl May 2016 #24
mainstreetonce May 2016 #25
Bluzmann57 May 2016 #27
Omaha Steve May 2016 #28

Response to snooper2 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 08:40 AM

1. Kids are very wise sometimes.... you done good, Mommy! (or Daddy?)

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Wed May 4, 2016, 09:13 AM

8. I'm daddy :)

 

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #8)

Wed May 4, 2016, 09:31 AM

9. Enlightened Daddy! I'm glad I added that, then.

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #8)

Wed May 4, 2016, 10:02 AM

14. Thanks for reinforcing that to your daughter, Daddy.

I'm in my late fifties, and MY Daddy told ME this when I was very young. I believed him, and it has served me very well in my lifetime. It also taught me to respect other men and women who looked at both sexes as equals, and caused me to really wonder why everyone didn't see things that way.

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Response to snooper2 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 08:43 AM

2. My dad told me that early in life

although I'm not sure he actually believed it. It did have a profound influence on my life.

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Wed May 4, 2016, 08:54 AM

4. I told my daughter I believed in Santa Claus, too...

he may not have "believed" what he told you, but I suspect he did tell you something that he hoped would come true.

Frankly, although I don't want to derail the discussion, I wish there was a better woman than Hillary on the ticket. Having said that, she far exceeds any Repub on the ballot in qualifications for the post. If she's the candidate, she gets my vote.

This cycle I will support the Democratic candidate. I feel there is no logical alternative. I will also oppose any Repub at any level on the ballot.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #4)

Wed May 4, 2016, 10:56 AM

18. Notice that I have stayed away from GD-Primaries

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Response to malaise (Reply #18)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:13 AM

26. As have I...

I'm pretty sure I'm too wishy-washy for their tastes. Apparently, swearing to support the Democratic candidate shows insufficient purity.

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Response to snooper2 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 08:52 AM

3. Hillary was on GMA a few weeks ago

and an audience member said that her daughter had asked her if a girl president would earn the same as a boy president.

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Response to snooper2 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 08:58 AM

5. Loved reading this. Thanks for sharing.

 

Vet by day, dance teacher by night. Love it.

I thought this was a really good read.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12511892934

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Response to snooper2 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 09:02 AM

6. Why not a welder by day and a dancer by night

It was good enough for Jennifer Beals.

Work in vet on the weekends.

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #6)

Wed May 4, 2016, 09:06 AM

7. Indeed.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #7)

Wed May 4, 2016, 10:45 AM

17. Yes...

 

that mediocre, crappy, unimaginative, gimmicky dancing from the last century made for 14 year olds sums up Hillary pretty well

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Response to snooper2 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 09:43 AM

10. K&R!

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Response to snooper2 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 09:52 AM

11. This reminds me of when my son was in first grade.

Over the course of a few weeks we went through a book about the presidents. When we got to the end, he said, "That was great. Can we do the girl presidents next?"

From the mouths of babes!

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Response to snooper2 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 09:57 AM

12. I, too, would love to finally see a woman

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President, although with the very big caveat that she would have to share my basic political beliefs. I think it's important to teach kids to look at the candidate's record and listen to what he or she has to say about the issues. Those things are what's truly important in deciding how to cast a vote.

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Response to snooper2 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 09:59 AM

13. Just because kids can't always articulate their thoughts,

that doesn't mean they aren't very aware of what's going on.

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Response to snooper2 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 10:42 AM

15. Yes...

 

.... voting for gender is at about a six year old level of reasoning.

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #15)

Wed May 4, 2016, 10:44 AM

16. That came off a little snarky

I think it's great that 6 year olds today recognize the importance of equal opportunity

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Response to Bucky (Reply #16)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM

19. I think it's great that 6 year olds today recognize the importance of equal opportunity

 

Did anyone ask her what she thinks of the 1st Jewish president?

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #19)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:04 AM

21. Since I don't get your obscure rhetorical questions, can you please just state your point?

I mean, you do understand that 6 year olds understand gender differences long before they understand arbitrary religious distinctions, right?

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Response to Bucky (Reply #16)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:05 AM

22. But voting for someone because of their gender is wrong

no matter if it's voting for men or women. If being a women is they only reason to vote for someone then Carly Fiorina would make a dandy President. And if being a Democrat is the only reason to vote for a person then Sheldon Silver would make a dandy President.

I need something more than a label to vote for a person.

Z

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Response to snooper2 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:01 AM

20. I've been thinking about this

I think the benefit is not only to girls...but also to boys.
Let them begin to see women equal from an early age.
maybe in a generation or two...women will actually be equal

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Response to snooper2 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:05 AM

23. I'm confused, are you... me?

Wait, that can't be right. I don't live in Texas.

(and my daughter isn't quite 6. But she's rooting for Clinton and wants to be a vet too.)

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Response to snooper2 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:06 AM

24. Damn straight!

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Response to snooper2 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:08 AM

25. My grandson spoiled my granddaughter's Christmas

By telling her baby Jesus is a boy!
A smart aunt told her baby Jesus can be anything you want.

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Response to snooper2 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:16 AM

27. sometimes the kids are wise

My seven year old saw cruz on tv recently and started booing loudly. I laughed and asked her why. She said, "because he's ugly and hates brown people!" I did have to tell her that she can never be PotUS though. She isn't an American citizen and was not born here. She's still wise though.
And she loves cars. I told her that there is nothing wrong with that. Heck, maybe someday she can work on ol' dad's car and save me a ton of money.

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Response to snooper2 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:18 AM

28. Locking after a review by forum hosts


This is a great post. ONLY because it mentions Hillary it can't be left in GD.

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